Statue of Limitations regarding a bad check written years ago

03/12/2009 - Category:Civil Actions - Limitations - State: OK #15567

Full Question:

I have received a letter from district attorney office in state of Oklahoma regarding a bad check from 1984 they are telling me there is warrant for me for this old bad check. my question is there a statue of limitations on this and if I pay will they drop the charges?

Answer:

The Oklahoma statute allowing a prosecutor to defer prosecution on a bad check by entering into a written restitution agreement was repealed in 2008. The statute of limitations in OK for bad checks is 5 years, however, the time period is tolled while the accused is out-of-state.



Please see the information at the following links:

http://definitions.uslegal.com/a/arrest-warrant/
http://definitions.uslegal.com/b/banks-bad-checks-dishonored/

03/12/2009 - Category: Limitations - State: OK #15567

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